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Old 08-14-2017, 01:13 PM
 
Location: SLC, UT
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Just in regards to the toilets clogging - it may be best to use Scott 1-ply toilet paper. I went to 1-ply when my toilets started clogging - it was old clay pipes that had settled that was causing the thicker toilet paper to clog up. I first tried Northern, or something like that, but their 1-ply is crazy strong and was still clogging up the pipes. Scott has done well.

As to the lease - if you're in Foothill Place Apts., then the lease may be iron-clad. The lawyer who writes them is a real PITA, and is known to the local housing board (or whatever the government entity is called).

The AC bill sounds ridiculous. When I lived at Foothill Place, my electric bill was never more than $150 - I think it was more like $110 in the worst months. If you want to get Foothill Place to pay some of the bill, you may need absolute proof that something was defective about the AC unit itself. If it was the meter, your best recourse would be to get Rocky Mountain Power to negotiate down the bill. Actually, best recourse would probably be Rocky Mountain Power, because I think Foothill will be a little difficult to deal with.

When I lived there, I thankfully only had to call a couple times for maintenance (I lived there for five years). Your situation sounds really sucky.
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Old 08-14-2017, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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If you want to get Foothill Place to pay some of the bill, you may need absolute proof that something was defective about the AC unit itself. If it was the meter, your best recourse would be to get Rocky Mountain Power to negotiate down the bill. Actually, best recourse would probably be Rocky Mountain Power, because I think Foothill will be a little difficult to deal with.
I'm thinking that it might actually be "provable" that the OP hasn't used as much electricity as the bill is stating she has. I mean you can only have an air-conditioner running a certain number of hours a day, and it's only possible to set it to reduce the heat so much. How could the power company possibly argue that they're using the air-conditioner 150 hours a day and have it set for a temperature of 10 degrees? How could Foothill Place make an accusation like that? Not that this is what anyone has actually said, but it might as well be. If her bill had been for $275 or something like that, I can see where they could say, "Sorry, but you're just going to have to cut down on your electricity usage." But $740? That's so obviously an error and beyond the renter's control.

I think we all need to form a posse and march over to Foothill Place and/or Utah Power in protest. This is one of the most outrageous things I've ever read on City-Data.
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Old 08-15-2017, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Utah
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Anything helpful in here?
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Old 09-08-2017, 11:31 PM
 
Location: South Florida
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Anything helpful in here?
What are you looking for? Maybe we can help.
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Old 09-08-2017, 11:35 PM
 
Location: South Florida
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Glad to report that the apartment complex covered $800 worth of of $1500 bills (for two months of service).

Since then our upstairs shower leaked into our downstairs kitchen which resulted in a large hole for three days; and now our AC is leaking into the walls behind the paint causing large bulges of water-filled paint to protrude from the wall. It looks likes a scene from Amityville Horror. It's been 12 weeks since we moved in. Good times !
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Old 09-09-2017, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Glad to report that the apartment complex covered $800 worth of of $1500 bills (for two months of service).

Since then our upstairs shower leaked into our downstairs kitchen which resulted in a large hole for three days; and now our AC is leaking into the walls behind the paint causing large bulges of water-filled paint to protrude from the wall. It looks likes a scene from Amityville Horror. It's been 12 weeks since we moved in. Good times !
How soon can you get out?
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Old 09-10-2017, 12:29 AM
 
Location: South Florida
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How soon can you get out?
I would love for it to be ASAP, Katzpur. We may need to seek out some legal advice, however, in regard to our lease in order to make that happen. Not really sure yet.
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Old 09-14-2017, 03:01 PM
 
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I would love for it to be ASAP, Katzpur. We may need to seek out some legal advice, however, in regard to our lease in order to make that happen. Not really sure yet.
You really should let others know where this is. Help other transplants learn from your horrifying experience. Oh well at least you can enjoy some cheap but quality adult beverage from Costco while you sort this out. Oh wait...
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Old 09-19-2017, 02:43 PM
 
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Lease: I have found in today's social media age, some well worded comments on Facebook pages, BBB website, etc. can go a long way.

If you read an online review and the person sounds like a crazy person with no grasp of punctuation, you usually discount it - and companies know this. However, when you read something that sounds like it was written by a perfectly reasonable person who is being victimized by a big, bad company -- it holds weight. Companies don't like having that out there.

Google reviews, etc. can be very powerful. I've had more than one occasion where a company tried to disregard a promise or otherwise screw me over only to do everything they'd first promised as soon as my online reviews made an appearance.
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Old 09-19-2017, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Lease: I have found in today's social media age, some well worded comments on Facebook pages, BBB website, etc. can go a long way.

If you read an online review and the person sounds like a crazy person with no grasp of punctuation, you usually discount it - and companies know this. However, when you read something that sounds like it was written by a perfectly reasonable person who is being victimized by a big, bad company -- it holds weight. Companies don't like having that out there.

Google reviews, etc. can be very powerful. I've had more than one occasion where a company tried to disregard a promise or otherwise screw me over only to do everything they'd first promised as soon as my online reviews made an appearance.
I have found that even a threat to contact the Better Business Bureau works wonders.
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